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JuJu Smith-Schuster: Mac Jones ‘The Definition Of A Patriot’

JuJu Smith-Schuster likes playing for decorated coaches, and now he plays for the most decorated one in New England.

The wide receiver cited Bill Belichick as the main factor driving his decision to join the Patriots. JuJu Smith-Schuster also can’t wait to team up with quarterback Mac Jones, who he says has a lot of potential.


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“That dude loves, breathes New England. He’s the definition of a Patriot,” JuJu Smith-Schuster said. 

“Even in my short time, like my 24 hours to be in New England, he was there constantly working out with the guys, just getting after it, getting it in the books.

“He was a rookie Pro Bowler, so the dude has a lot of potential. I can’t wait to get right with him.”

Smith-Schuster is a newly minted Super Bowl champion after his season with the Chiefs under Andy Reid. Reid is the only head coach with over ten playoff wins with multiple teams. Smith-Schuster had 8 receptions for 933 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2022.

“To be honest, it was Belichick, man,” Smith-Schuster said. “Just the want and the need. And, you know, the position that I can fill there really caught my attention. And I felt that like that feeling wanted in a place. He’s a head coach I have a lot of respect for. And I just think that that goes a long way.”


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For the Steelers, he played under Mike Tomlin whose first 16 seasons as a coach have all been winning ones. The Patriots, though, are not what they were, having not won a playoff game since Super Bowl LIII.

Despite this, the team and Belichick still have that aura about them, according to Smith-Schuster. 

“The tradition was always there,” He said. “I’ve always had respect for the Patriots.”

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